Football season is the best time…

I love football season, especially the NFL. I always get pumped watching my favorite teams beat up on the ones I hate, and it’s such a downer when the season is over. There’s a lot of health/charity awareness being promoted and it’s a great time since there are millions of viewers who tune in for every battle on the field. October is full of breast cancer awareness with all the pink cleats, pink towels, pink caps & shirts, and pink trimmings spread out all over the place. Even the fans get involved with pink costumes and face paint.

But, what I’m really the most concerned about is why there’s absolutely no awareness for prostate cancer??? With as many men who watch football, you’d think there’d be light blue all over the screen during September, which is the month traditionally used for its awareness. I guess maybe there needs to be the right celebrity or right amount of money spent to make it happen. I’ve been trying the best way I know to make it known by contacting the NFL or even the Dallas Cowboys (my home team) to see if I can at least spark some interest and get it started. I guess my emails/messages get lost in the sea of everybody else’s emails. I even handed one of my business cards to a famous coach (retired) and told him of my desire to raise awareness in the league. Maybe I’m just a nobody; not famous at all, and I surely don’t have enough money. Is that what it takes? Does it take Hollywood or something to raise the right amount of awareness and save men’s lives??? I’m just a guy who’s blessed to be able to say, “I’m a prostate cancer survivor” and I jump on any opportunity to help more and more brothers become aware and get themselves screened. I’m still here for a purpose, and to use a football reference I just can’t sit on the sidelines and keep my survival and awareness to myself. I would love to do it on a larger scale with a much bigger male audience, and I can’t think of a better one than the NFL. I really, really, really wish they would put the word out. If they need a famous name or face, then they should get one. But either way, please, NFL, or any team in the league, let’s tell men about something that affects us on a grand scale while only a relative few know about it. Maybe one day it will happen. There’s always next season…

I’ve addressed this before. Read it here.

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